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Writers With Drinks

When: Saturday, August 9, from 7:30 PM to 9:30, doors open 6:30
How much: $5 to $10, all proceeds benefit the CSC 
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco

About Writers With Drinks:

Writers With Drinks has won numerous “Best ofs” from local newspapers, and has been mentioned in 7x7, Spin Magazine and one of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City novels. The spoken word “variety show” mixes genres to raise money for local causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format.

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Writers With Drinks presents: “An Evening of Oversharing About Money”


When: Saturday, July 12, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM 
Who: Carol Queen, Charlie Anders, Berkeley economist Brad DeLong, and more!
How much: $5 to $10, all proceeds benefit the CSC 
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco

About Writers With Drinks:

Writers With Drinks has won numerous “Best ofs” from local newspapers, and has been mentioned in 7x7, Spin Magazine and one of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City novels. The spoken word “variety show” mixes genres to raise money for local causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format.

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Writers With Drinks

Saturday, April 12, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM

Featuring: Eileen Gunn, April Sinclair, Caitlin Donohue, Nona Caspers and Siouxsie Q!

$5 to $10, all proceeds benefit the CSC

The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco

About the readers/performers:

Eileen Gunn’s latest book is Questionable Practices, a story collection. She also published another collection, Stable Strategies and Others. Her fiction has appeared at Tor.com, Flurb.net, Eclipse One, Wired, Asimov’s Magazine and elsewhere. She published the Infinite Matrix science fiction webzine. Her story “Coming to Terms” won a Nebula Award in 2004.

April Sinclair is the author of three novels, the critically acclaimed bestseller, Coffee Will Make You Black, Ain’t Gonna Be The Same Fool Twice, and I Left My Back Door Open. The American Library Association named Coffee Will Make You Black 1994 Book of the Year (Young Adult Fiction Category.) April also received the Carl Sandburg Award in Literature from The Friends of the Chicago Public Library for Coffee Will Make You Black.

Nona Caspers’ books include Little Book of Days and Heavier Than Air, which won the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction and was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. She teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University.

Caitlin Donohue is a staff writer at Rookie Magazine and editor of AHDM4U.com. She was formerly the culture editor of the SF Bay Guardian.

Siouxsie Q is the creator and host of the acclaimed podcast The WhoreCast. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Savage Love column, and Ira Glass thinks she’s “charming”.

About Writers With Drinks:

Writers With Drinks has won numerous “Best ofs” from local newspapers, and has been mentioned in 7x7, Spin Magazine and one of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City novels. The spoken word “variety show” mixes genres to raise money for local causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format.

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Writers With Drinks



When: Saturday, 10/12, 2013, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco
How much: $5 to $10 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit the CSC

About Writers With Drinks:

Writers With Drinks won “Best Literary Night” from the SF Bay Guardian readers’ poll six years in a row and was named “Best Literary Drinking” and “Best Literary Hour” by the SF Weekly. And it was namechecked in Armistead Maupin’s latest Tales of the City novel. The spoken word “variety show” mixes genres to raise money for local worthy causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format. 

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Writers With Drinks


When: Saturday, June 14, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
How much: $5 to $10, all proceeds benefit the CSC
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco
 

Readers/PerformersDaniel H. Wilson, Adam Rogers, Jordan Ellenberg, Mimi Lipson and Kendra DeColo 

About Writers With Drinks:

Writers With Drinks has won numerous “Best ofs” from local newspapers, and has been mentioned in 7x7, Spin Magazine and one of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City novels. The spoken word “variety show” mixes genres to raise money for local causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format.


About the readers/performers:

Daniel H. Wilson’s latest novel is Robogenesis. He’s also the author of the New York Times bestselling Robopocalypse and seven other books, including How to Survive a Robot Uprising, A Boy and His Bot, and Amped. In 2008, he hosted The Works on the History Channel. He earned a PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Masters degrees in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. His novel Robopocalypse was purchased by DreamWorks and is currently being adapted for film by Steven Spielberg.

Adam Rogers is the author of Proof: The Science of Booze. He’s the articles editor at Wired, where his feature story “The Angels’ Share” won the 2011 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award. Before coming to Wired, he was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT and a writer covering science and technology for Newsweek.

Jordan Ellenberg’s new book is How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking. Ellenberg has held an NSF-CAREER grant and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and in 2013 he was named one of the inaugural class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Wired, The Believer, and the Boston Globe, and he is the author of the “Do the Math” column in Slate. His Wired feature story on compressed sensing appeared in the Best Writing on Mathematics 2011 anthology.

Mimi Lipson’s first book the Cloud of Unknowing. Her stories have appeared in BOMB, Harvard Review, Joyland, Witness, Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere.

Kendra DeColo is the author of Thieves in the Afterlife (Saturnalia Books, 2014), selected by Yusef Komunyakaa for the 2013 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Southern Indiana Review, The Collagist, CALYX, Muzzle Magazine, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission, a work-study scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and residencies from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Millay Colony. The founding poetry editor of Nashville Review and a Book Review Editor at Muzzle Magazine, she lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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WRITERS WITH DRINKS!

Saturday, March 29, from 7 PM to 9 PM, doors open 6 PM

Featuring: Janet Mock, Ayelet Waldman, Marga Gomez and Annalee Newitz!

$10 to $20, all proceeds benefit the Transgender Law Center
and the CSC

The Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St., San Francisco

About the readers/performers:

Janet Mock is a writer, an advocate and the New York Times bestselling
author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love &
So Much More. After publicly proclaiming her identity as a trans woman
in a 2011 profile in Marie Claire magazine, Janet focused her efforts
on speaking about the struggles, triumphs and portrayals of girls and
women like herself. In 2012, she launched #GirlsLikeUs, a movement
that encourages trans women to live visibly. Janet is a board member
at the Arcus Foundation, a global organization advancing social
justice and conservation issues, and an advisor for the {young}ist, a
young people-powered media site. She has also advised programming for
trans youth at the Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York.

Ayelet Waldman is the author of the forthcoming Love and Treasure
(Knopf, April 2014), Red Hook Road and The New York Times bestseller
Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and
Occasional Moments of Grace. Her novel Love and Other Impossible
Pursuits was adapted into a film called “The Other Woman” starring
Natalie Portman. Her personal essays and profiles of such public
figures as Hillary Clinton have been published in a wide variety of
newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Vogue, The
Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Her radio commentaries
have appeared on “All Things Considered” and “The California Report.”

Marga Gomez, comedian, writer, performer is a triple winner of SF Bay
Guardian’s “Best Comedian” award and received Theatre LA’s Ovation.
Marga got her comedy start in San Francisco where she honed her high
energy, proudly Latina, openly gay, slightly dorky, tragically sexy,
laugh getting act. Her television credits include HBO’s “Comic Relief”
Showtime’s “Latino Laugh Festival” and LOGO’s “One Night Stand
Up.”Marga is also the author/ performer of nine solo plays which have
been produced nationally, internationally and Off Broadway. Her latest
show “Not Getting Any Younger,” received the SF Chronicle’s highest
rating in 2011 and ran at the SF Marsh through June 2012. Her current
show, Lovebirds, is currently appearing at the Marsh.

Annalee Newitz writes about science, pop culture, and the future.
She’s the editor in chief of io9, a publication that covers science
and science fiction, and has over 10 million readers every month.
She’s the author of Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will
Survive a Mass Extinction (Doubleday). She’s also published in Wired,
The Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, 2600, New Scientist,
Technology Review, Popular Science, Discover and the San Francisco Bay
Guardian. She’s co-editor of the essay collection She’s Such A Geek
(Seal Press), and author of Pretend We’re Dead: Capitalist Monsters in
American Pop Culture (Duke University Press). Formerly, she was a
policy analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a lecturer
in American Studies at UC Berkeley.

About Writers With Drinks:

Writers With Drinks has won numerous “Best ofs” from local newspapers,
and has been mentioned in 7x7, Spin Magazine and one of Armistead
Maupin’s Tales of the City novels. The spoken word “variety show”
mixes genres to raise money for local causes. The award-winning show
includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance,
mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a free-wheeling format.

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Writers With Drinks

When: Saturday, May 10, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM

Who: Bich Minh Nguyen, Ariel Gore, Juliette Wade, David Winter and Baruch Porras-Hernandez!

How much: $5 to $10, all proceeds benefit the CSC

Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco

About the readers/performers:

Bich Minh Nguyen's latest novel is Pioneer Girl. Short Girls, a novel, was an American Book Award winner in fiction and and a Library Journal best book of the year. Stealing Buddha's Dinner, a memoir, received the PEN/Jerard Award from the PEN American Center and was a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year and a Kiriyama Prize Notable Book. Nguyen's work has also appeared in publications including The New York Times and the FOUND Magazine anthology. She has also coedited three anthologies: 30/30: Thirty American Stories from the Last Thirty Years; Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: I & Eye; and The Contemporary American Short Story.

Ariel Gore is the editor & publisher of the Alternative Press Award-winning magazine Hip Mama and the author of eight books. Her latest, The End of Eve, chronicles her years spent caring for her dying mother. The memoir has been called “Terms of Endearment meets Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Ariel Gore’s previous books include the bestselling Hip Mama Survival Guide, The Mother Trip, Oregon Book Award finalist Atlas of the Human Heart, Whatever, Mom, The Traveling Death and Resurrection Show, How to Become a Famous Writer Before You’re Dead, and Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness. She’s also edited half a dozen anthologies, including Breeder, The People’s Apocalypse, and the LAMBDA-award winning Portland Queer.

Juliette Wade has appeared in Clarkesworld and several times in Analog magazine, where her most recent story, “The Liars,” was illustrated by Michael Whelan (Oct 2012 issue). She has turned her studies in linguistics, anthropology and Japanese language and culture into tools for writing fantasy and science fiction. She lives the Bay Area of Northern California with her husband and two children, who support and inspire her. She blogs about language and culture in SF/F at Talk To Yo Universe, and runs the “Dive into Worldbuilding!” hangout series on Google+. Look for her next in the July/August issue of Analog!

David Winter is the author of the poetry chapbook Safe House (Thrush Press, 2013). His poems also appear in Atlanta Review, Union Station, Four Way Review, and For Some Time Now: Performance Poets of New York City. In 2011, he founded a sliding-scale Creative Writing Intensive in partnership with SAGE (Services & Advocacy for Gay Elders), and he currently teaches writing at The Ohio State University.

Baruch Porras-Hernandez is a writer, performance artist, organizer, actor and storyteller based in San Francisco. He has performed all over California, Washington D.C., NYC, and Canada. His writing has been published in numerous anthologies, he regularly organizes poetry shows in the bayarea, and is currently the curator and head organizer for The San Francisco Queer Performance Series. Mr. Porras-Hernandez has performed as an actor most notably at CalShakes, Magic Theatre, Word for Word and Shotgun Players. As a performance artists he has performed at CounterPulse, SoMa Arts, The Garage and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He is a recipient of the Queer Cultural Center Grant for the Arts and Galeía de la Raza’s Regen Artist fund. He premiered his first solo show Reasons to Stay on the Ground at the Garage Art space in 2010, and has previewed his solo work at spaces like The Marsh and MamaCalizo’s Voice Factory. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts from Sonoma State University. He was born in Toluca, Mexico and grew up in Albany, California.


About Writers With Drinks:
Writers With Drinks has won numerous “Best ofs” from local newspapers, and has been mentioned in 7x7, Spin Magazine and one of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City novels. The spoken word “variety show” mixes genres to raise money for local causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format.

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